Paula name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: Latin and Finnish
Usage: English, German, Spanish, French, Faroese, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pa(u)-la
Meaning: The Small, Humble, Weak, Little One and Snare, Trap
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What does Paula mean?

Noteworthy and Enduring Paula's origin is Latin and Finnish is especially used in French, Icelandic, Faroese, Danish, English, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish, German, Swedish and Greenlandic, meaning of Paula is "Little, The Humble, Weak, Little One or Snare, Trap" is aimed at both sexes.

Paula is variant form of noteworthy and perpetual Paulina. Paulina is variation of virtuous and cherished Paula. Paulina is feminine form of Paulinus. Also Paulina is an effeminate form of Paul.

Widespread and Perennial Paulina has its origin in Latin, Paulina means "Small and Little". Paula is feminine of Paul. Also Paul is English, French and German cognate of Paulus. Paul means Little and The Small is rooted from Latin and Greek.

Paula is feminine form of Paulus. Paulus is a derivative of Paul. Widely Accepted and Venerable Paulus has its origin in Latin, Paulus means "Small, Little, Humble". The name is celebrated on January 26th.

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How do I pronounce Paula?

You can pronounce the two syllabled name Paula as pa(u)-la.

Variants of Paula

Paulus, Lepaula, Paulina, Pavlina, Paule, Ana Paula, Anna, Ananias, Anianus, Ana, Paulinus, Paul, Aenne, Anella, Anki, Hanna, Ans, Aemiliana, Anacarolina, Anani, Anian, Aana, Thena, Aldana, Anaclara

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How popular is the name Paula?

Paula is an extremely popular in United States where over 279241 new-borns have been given the name since 1880. Presently the name is rising, in 1954, 10143 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 38th position.

Moreover, the name has been to the top 50 baby names 13 times Also, Paula was a very popular name in Spain. Over 91681 babies have been named Paula since 2002.

When at the peak of its usage in 2009, 7471 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 2nd position. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 17 years but still going strong on charts.

Moreover, the first name has been to the top 5 baby names 16 times

Paula is a common name in Ireland given to over 5436 babies in 56 years. When at its peak in 1979, it ranked 15th when 453 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls.

Also, A common name in France with over 6165 new-borns have been given the name since 1900. Recently the moniker is on a rise, in 1916, the moniker grabbed the 179th spot and 261 baby girls were given the name.

Also, Paula used to be a common name in New South Wales, first appeared in 1952 and over 1753 babies have been given the name in 18 years. At the peak of its usage in 1971,.

After 18 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts.

Paula is a familiar baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 600 names.

In 1996, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 549 on girl names chart when 51 babies were named Paula. Over 797 babies in England and Wales have been named Paula.

Also, in Switzerland, it has been in use since 1998 and was able to reach the top 100 names. Recently in 2018, 77 babies were given Paula and it reached its peak ranking, 91 on girl names chart.

Over 1073 people have been named Paula in Switzerland. Also, in Queensland, the name had been in use for 16 years beginning from 1963 and had secured the place in top 100 names.

In 1965, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 42 on girl names chart when 96 babies were given the name Paula. There are over 1186 babies that have been given the name Paula in Queensland.

Paula is an uncommon baby name in Belgium, even after 20 years of presence it could not make beyond the top 500. Over 186 babies in Belgium have been named Paula.

However things change on global perspective, Paula is extremely popular in Brazil where every 1 in 800 have the name as well as in, Mexico, Mozambique, Angola and Portugal. Also the baby name is popular in England, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Peru, Romania, Canada, Guatemala, Poland, Venezuela, Australia, Finland, Egypt, Netherlands, Honduras, Philippines, Nicaragua, Guinea-Bissau, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Ecuador, Austria, El Salvador, New Zealand, Bolivia, South Africa, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

As per our findings, over 2350000 babies have been bestowed Paula around the globe.

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Paula in Nordic countries

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Numerological analysis of Paula

You want to achieve a great success and accomplish your dreams in order to prove yourself you can do it. You have the heart of a warrior. You always have the best ideas and persistence to realize each and one of them at work. Your intellectual mind is always generating new creative ideas. Remember that life is to have fun and don't worry much. Stress hates your guts. You need to communicate with people in order to expand your knowledge and widen your perspective.

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  •  Paulina - The prevailing and ever lasting unisex name Paulina means "Little, Small or Humble" mostly used in Icelandic, English and Finnish is rooted from Latin language
  •  Loren - Renowned and Ceaseless Loren is originated from Greek and Latin, Loren means "Old Name with Many Variants or Laurel Tree" and is bestowed upon both sexes is dominantly used in English and English
  •  Benite is originated from Latin bestowed upon girls, Benite means "Blessed, Good Person and The Blessed" is used commonly in Danish, Finnish and Swedish. Benite is derived from Benita.
  •  Santuzza - Meaning of Santuzza is The Devotees and Holy is commonly used in Italian. Its origin is in Latin is aimed at baby girls. Santuzza is short of Santa.
  •  Cipriana - The uncommon girl name Cipriana is rooted from Old Greek and Latin which is prevalently used in Italian language, Cipriana means "From Cypres"
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Middle names for Paula

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Famous people named Paula

  • Paula von Preradović, Austrian writer and poet
  • Paula Newby-Fraser, Ironman triathlete and duathlete
  • Paula A. Nakayama, of Honolulu
  • Paula Ben-Gurion, Russian-born wife of David Ben-Gurion
  • Paula P-Orridge, English musician, writer, and entrepreneur
  • Paula Ackerman, first woman to perform rabbinical functions in the United States
  • Paula Hollinger, Democratic Party politician
  • Paula Fredriksen, American historian and a scholar of religious studies
  • Paula Malai Ali, television personality from Brunei
  • Paula Blackton, silent-screen actress and film director
  • Paula Arundell, Australian actress and singer
  • Paula of Rome, ancient Roman saint and early Desert Mother
  • Paula Newton, international correspondent with CNN and CNN International based in Ottawa covering stories
  • Paula Mollenhauer, German athlete
  • Paula Tarvainen, Finnish athlete
  • Paula Cwikly, American soap opera writer for the Daytime television serial 'The Young and the Restless'
  • Paula Pophouse, fictional college student
  • Paula Lambert, American cheesemaker
  • Paula Byrne, British author and biographer
  • Paula Caplan, clinical and research psychologist, activist, social justice and human rights advocate, nonfiction writer, award-winning playwright
  • Paula Szkody, scientist
  • Paula Hyman, Lucy Moses Professor of Modern Jewish History at Yale University and president of the American Academy for Jewish Research
  • Paula Isabel da Silva Moreira, neuroscientist and Assistant Professor of Physiology at the University of Coimbra
  • Paula Abdul, American dancer, choreographer, singer, actress
  • Paula Danziger, American children's author
  • Paula Yates, English television presenter and writer, best
  • Paula Rego, Portuguese-born visual artist
  • Paula Radcliffe, British long-distance runner
  • Paula Jones, former Arkansas state employee
  • Paula Zahn, American journalist and newscaster
  • Paula Vogel, American playwright
  • Paula Wessely, Austrian theatre and film actress
  • Paula Cole, American singer-songwriter
  • Paula Dobriansky, American foreign policy expert
  • Paula Jai Parker, American actress, comedian
  • Paula Hawkins, American politician from Florida
  • Paula Fletcher, Canadian politician and is the Councillor for Ward 14 Toronto Danforth
  • Paula Poundstone, American stand-up comedian, author, actress
  • Paula Kelly, dancer, singer, and actress in films
  • Paula Marshall, American actress
  • Paula Tsui, Cantopop singer in Hong Kong
  • Paula Prentiss, American actress best known for her film roles
  • Paula Lehtomäki, Finnish politician
  • Paula Deen, She launched a lifestyle magazine called 'Cooking with Paula Deen'
  • Paula Devicq, Canadian actress,
  • Paula Strasberg, former stage actress
  • Paula Creamer, American professional golfer on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour
  • Paula Raymond, American model and actress
  • Paula Modersohn-Becker, German painter and one of the most important representatives of early expressionism
  • Paula Trickey, American actress
  • Paula Wilcox, English actress
  • Paula Hitler, younger sister of Adolf Hitler and the last child of Alois Hitler Sr
  • Paula Duncan, Australian actress

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